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Brits continuing to back Trump for White House run

| 30.03.2016

He may be radically divisive across the pond in America, but over here in Britain it seems more and more people reckon Donald Trump will become the next President of the United States.

Despite continuing to court controversy almost at will, former US Apprentice host Trump maintains a healthy lead in the Republican polls, and has dominated the voting so far in this year’s race for his party’s nomination.

What started out as a protest move last year has been heading along at full steam for the past few months, and Trump is 2/7 favourite to win the GOP’s approval and run for the White House this year.

The New Yorker is 3/1 to be named next President of the United States, and that’s a price Brits are piling into.

Some 64 per cent of bets placed on the Presidential market last week were on Trump, who was 150/1 last summer.

Democrat Hillary Clinton remains White House favourite at 4/9, but barring one £800 wager from a customer in London, support for the former Secretary of State is on the wane.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Trump’s odds haven’t moved an inch despite recent events and plenty of political punters in Britain still believe he can beat Clinton to The White House.”

Trump’s closest Republican rival is Ted Cruz, with the Texan Junior Senator 5/1 to win the party’s nomination later this year.

But Trump is seemingly unflappable in the States, and he appears set for a real crack at the White House.

All signs point to Clinton beating Trump in November at 8/13, with the reverse a 10/3 shot.

With Clinton’s Democratic rival Bernie Sanders 14/1 for the Presidency and Cruz at 25s, this year’s election battle has very much become a two-horse race.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.